Auction Update Review

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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

For the week ended Saturday December 13th 47 auctions were archived to the AED, 2 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,627,785 as 18,139 lots were offered and 12,949 sold for a 71.4% success rate.  These are numbers that no longer surprise.

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: $2,985,795
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: $2,367,181
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: $1,793,233
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: $1,713,916
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: $1,363,272
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: $1,232,537
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: $1,140,310
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: $1,133,321

10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 460.84%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 332.24%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 232.94%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 178.94%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 147.37%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 135.19%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 126.22%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 122.02%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 121.77%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 118.82%


13 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%


47 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 75.06%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on December 11th: 75.19%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on December 11th: 75.00%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5 on November 19th: 77.20%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 62.14%
Bonhams. Russian Books and Photographs on December 10th: 11.98%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: 71.29%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 75.96%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. The Library of Jean C. on December 5th: 47.86%
Binoche et Giquello. Maps and Antiquarian Books on November 7th: 45.38%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books on December 8th: 61.36%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: 58.60%
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 64.13%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 55.97%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 40.95%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: 67.51%
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: 72.59%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on December 9th: 50.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 9th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 8th: 55.56%
ALDE. Selected Books on December 8th: 74.23%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Salvador Dali Editions on December 8th: 50.85%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on December 6th: 44.16%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 76.54%
Tajan. Psychedelic Posters on December 5th: 58.76%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art -Photos on December 5th: 40.91%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 78.91%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 76.34%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on December 4th: 67.86%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 77.14%
Tooveys. Prints on December 3rd: 57.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on December 3rd: 63.46%
Eldreds. Fall Asian Art Auction on December 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 15th
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books. 337 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869. 138 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots

Tue. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 314 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 251 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 101 lots

Wed. Dec. 17th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 5 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts. 444 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 540 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 550 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography. 102 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection. 1 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History. 509 lots
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. 52 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Travel Posters from the Julius Paul Collection & A California Collection of Literary Posters. 393 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. A Celebration of Music. 165 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Golden Goose Press Archives - The Beat Generation. 1 lots

Thu. Dec. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 371 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 312 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 180 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 1. 542 lots

Fri. Dec. 19th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 2. 536 lots

Sun. Dec. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14.

The fall season will soon be silent as snowflakes.  Best of luck this week and, if your attention will soon shift to more personal matters, let me wish you our best,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000